Get ReConnected - November 2020


December 2020

Student Profile

Graduate Student Continues Involvement in UR Global   

Alisha Aroor, a graduate student studying neuroscience and behavior, has been a member of UR Global since 2016.

“I wouldn’t be coming back here as a graduate student if I didn’t think it was pretty awesome,” says Aroor. “It feels like my home away from home.”

UR Global is an organization that provides support and encouragement for international students as they transition to life at Purdue. While UR Global events are catered to first-year students, many members continue to be part of the club throughout their time as Boilermakers. UR Global is also open to students of other backgrounds who want to meet new people, learn about different cultures and participate in fun events.

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Student Profile

Student Employees Grow Personal, Professional Skills with Dining & Culinary

There are many different avenues to leadership positions with Purdue Dining & Culinary.

For Noor Elmhadi, student human resources manager at Ford Dining Court, the process started as a mandate from her parents to replace her off-campus job with an on-campus position. She began her employment in Dining & Culinary through the Jumpstart program, which allows students to move in to their residence hall six days before Boiler Gold Rush, receive training and start their jobs early.

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Staff Profile

Kocher Earns Staff Achievement Award

Brian Kocher, residential advocacy and conduct coordinator for Residential Life, has been awarded the Bill Berner Staff Achievement Award for 2020.

The award annually recognizes an administrator whose mentorship and personal attention to students and staff reflects that of Bill Berner, a long-time University Residences employee who made a significant impact with his individual attention to students during his tenure.

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In this issue

Writer: Matt Vader | Editors: Tammy Loew, Renee Kashawlic, Danielle Fawbush

Editorial Board: Barb Frazee, Tammy Loew, Renee Kashawlic | Inquiries Contact:

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